Hope Rises

Hope Rises

As the roses fade

The sudden pall of winter

Falls again

The shadows in her eyes

Reveal the days

That have escaped her

And now his name


From the silence within

Yet hope rises

On her finely fashioned wings

She longs to fly

To drift higher

Upon the wind

She whispers

The longing of her heart

Restless of wanting


For what is out of reach


For a glimpse

Of her beloved

To catch

The dream that he was

To reach

His distant shores

And then


Down with the tide

Land in his eyes

From where she can see

That she is beautiful

A moment in time

Between them

A tender kiss

And she has found

A place to land

And once again

In him

She has found


© Ann Bagnall 2013, Edited 2018.

Image: www.aliexpress.com

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